|Arancini balls from scratch - my new food folly.|
|Breakfast out on the deck.|
Pancakes, muffins, bacon, scrambled
eggs, watermelon, grapes, yoghurt,
fresh berries and cream, local honey
and real maple syrup.
This year I am letting a few things go to seed and will be trying my hand at seed saving. I can remember when I was a child and my mother seed saving with all sorts of seeds drying out in jam jar lids on the kitchen window sill. Time for me to do the same in the hope of free seeds next year.
|The sewing machine running hot....|
|....new linen present bags being sewn|
up with a lovely simple binding.
The tomatoes are coming to an end as are the leeks and the radishes, so I will have to compost the spent potting mix from their self-watering boxes, mix it in with hen house muck-out and leave it be for a little while to rot into another luscious pile of compost.
|Leeks going to seed|
|Radishes going to seed|
Christmas and Hanukkah are simultaneously being prepared for here at our place. Secrets abound, the sewing machine is whirring flat out, wrapping is getting done covertly in bedrooms and the budget is holding out wonderfully. I am very thankful for having budgeted so well this year as we have had some significant emergency expenses in the last four weeks - it has been nice to just be able to pay them straight from the emergency fund.
|A little Kent pumpkin growing|
We had an exquisite present arrive in the mail this week from a wonderfully encouraging blogging friend - I will be dedicating a post to this soon as it it worthy of its very own post....so watch out for that soon.
Just sayin'.....I am amazed and humbled yet again that this community can provide so much wisdom and connection with folks I have never met in real life and probably never will.
|Caramel mousse tart made from|
scratch. Chocolate crumb base
with an airy caramel mousse filling.
Not sickly sweet - just perfectly
balanced in flavour.
Great with coffee and a blob of cream.
I am going to relish the next two days at home. I am not venturing a single footstep out of my home this weekend as I scrub, polish, repair, tidy, rearrange, freshen, plan, cook, launder, garden, hen-watch, mow, iron, read, drink cuppa's, nibble home-made goodies, wrap presents, write cards and smile.
Enjoy your Friday evening folks. Take care and stay nice (of course!)